Geography Cards

Geography: Series 1

$14.95 USD

Introduce children to the wondrous variety of landscape and life on Earth through these beautiful photos from around the world. To create an equitable and balanced vie...
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Geography: Series 2

$14.95 USD

Series Two continues on the foundation built in Series One and includes 10 parallel images for each continent (10 cards/packet; 70 images in the series) that broadly ...
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Geography: Series 3

$14.95 USD

Series Three continues on the foundation built in Series One and Series Two. Series Three includes 10 parallel images for each continent with permanent residents (10 ...
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Geography Folders

$12.95 USD

These folders coordinate perfectly with our Geography Cards. You'll want one folder for each continent. The set of 7 folders includes a print-out of each continent tha...
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Imperfect Geography: Series 1

$8.50 USD

These are just like our first quality cards except there is a slight production error that made us judge it as second quality. The error may be that the colors are sli...
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Imperfect Geography: Series 2

$8.50 USD

These are just like our first quality cards except there is a slight production error that made us judge it as second quality. The error may be that the colors are sl...
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Imperfect Geography: Series 3

$8.50 USD

These are just like our first quality cards except there is a slight production error that made us judge it as second quality. The error may be that the colors are sl...
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Imperfect Geography Folder Set/7

$12.95 USD $5.95 USD

These are just like our first quality folders except there is a slight imperfection on each folder that made us judge it as second quality. This could be a blemish, b...
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Movable Alphabets

Traditional Movable Alphabet

$34.95 USD

Are your children able to hear all of the sounds in words when you play the Sound Game? Do they know their pink, blue, and green sandpaper letters? Can they tell you l...
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Phonogram Alphabet

$24.95 USD

Do your children get stuck on phonograms with the traditional movable alphabet? Not any more! Put the phonogram alphabet right alongside your traditional alphabet and ...
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Black Movable Alphabet

$34.95 USD

Ready to move one step away from the traditional movable alphabet? This black alphabet is just what you need. You can use it on its own but it is awesome when used in ...
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Red Movable Alphabet

$34.95 USD

Are your children writing words with the traditional (pink/blue) alphabet but starting to perfect their spellings? Then it's time for the red and black alphabets!  Usi...
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Spanish Movable Alphabet

$34.95 USD

Write your heart out in Spanish! This includes everything you find in our traditional Movable Alphabets plus 10 of the Spanish ñ, 10 of the dots for above the u (diaer...
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Imperfect Black Movable Alphabet

$16.95 USD

These are just like our first quality cards except there is a slight production error that made us judge them as second quality. The error may be that the colors are s...
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Imperfect Phonogram Alphabet

$12.50 USD

These are just like our first quality cards except there is a slight production error that made us judge them as second quality. The error may be that the colors are s...
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Imperfect Traditional Movable Alphabet

$16.95 USD

These are just like our first quality cards except there is a slight production error that made us judge them as second quality. The error may be that the colors are s...
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Montessori for Adults

The 1946 London Lectures of Maria Montessori

$24.95 USD

This is the Montessori book you MUST have. If you only buy one, start here. These are the lectures Dr. Montessori gave as part of the 1946 teacher training course in L...
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Citizen of the World: Essential Montessori

$18.95 USD

This wonderful new publication captures all of Dr. Montessori's essential teachings on human development and society in one manageable book. Maria Montessori never sw...
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Maria Montessori Speaks to Parents

$9.95 USD

Maria Montessori never underestimated the role of the parent. In fact, she wrote special lectures for parents that she offered during courses and congresses. This boo...
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Montessori Language Approach by Muriel Dwyer

$9.95 USD

This is the essential guide to the Montessori approach to language education. Dr. Montessori originally developed her method for helping children to learn Italian, a ...
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Red Corolla: Guide to the Montessori Cultural Area

$21.95 USD

The Red Corolla is the authoritative guide to the Montessori Cultural area in book format! It includes details for presenting physics, botany, zoology, history, geogra...
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Montessori & Mindfulness

$16.95 USD

Mindfulness is an ancient practice in the East, a great need for health and happiness in the West, and an everyday practice in Montessori schools. The author, AMI Teac...
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No Checkmate

$14.95 USD

No Checkmate by Susan Stephenson This book is about more than chess, but how to analyze activities, give lessons, and share our lives with children in the Montessori...
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The Joyful Child

$19.95 USD

The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Age 3 by Susan Stephenson This book offers wisdom and support for parents and Montessori guides alike. It he...
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Child of the World

$14.95 USD

Montessori Global Education for Ages 3-12+ by Susan Stephenson This is a favorite of parents and teachers around the world. It is packed with Montessori ideas for ra...
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The Universal Child

$16.95 USD

The Universal Child: Guided by Nature by Susan Stephenson International Montessori advocate, AMI diploma holder at the 0–3, 3–6, and 6–12 levels, artist and author, ...
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Setting up the Language Area (E-book)

$5.95 USD

This short e-book is a thorough and complete guide to setting up the Montessori early childhood (primary, ages 3-6+) language area. It includes not only lovely photog...
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Montessori Madness! by Trevor Eissler

$20.00 USD

We know we need to improve our traditional school system, both public and private. But how? More homework? Better-qualified teachers? Longer school days or school yea...
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Imperfect Montessori Language Approach by Muriel Dwyer

$9.95 USD $7.00 USD

This is just like our first quality book except there is a slight exterior condition that made us judge it as second quality. This could be a discoloration, bend or m...
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Imperfect The 1946 London Lectures of Maria Montessori

$24.95 USD $19.99 USD

This is just like our first quality book except there is a slight exterior condition that made us judge it as second quality. This could be a discoloration, bend or ma...
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Montessori Pedagogy Blog

Guiding Wild Preschoolers

Preschooler dissatisfactionSometimes the children in our classrooms seem about as far away from our vision of the Montessori “normalized” child as they can get! Don’t worry. The potential to concentrate and manifest peace is actually there within every child (and adult). Here are a few quick points to help you remain calm and be helpful if you find yourself with a room full of firecrackers.

Key points to remember

First, in the preschool years executive functions (like inhibitory control, or inhibiting unskillful actions) are just developing. Children don’t arrive at school with their self-regulation all in place. A large part of our work in the preschool years is to help children develop the capacity to regulate their own behavior. We do this by teaching them how to follow a logical sequence, respond to natural consequences (e.g., spilling water and cleaning it up), be kind with others, etc. So, if you are seeing lots of challenging behavior, it could just be normal development. They may need more time immersed in an environment of Freedom with Limits and opportunities to concentrate.

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Handwriting in the Montessori Early Childhood Classroom

In Dr. Montessori’s writings, she speaks of an “explosion” into writing. The children spontaneously discovered that they knew how to write and started writing every word, everywhere. But, she insists that she never taught them how to write, she just prepared them to write, indirectly.

But in many Montessori classrooms, you'll find all kinds of handwriting worksheets and programs that have nothing to do with Dr. Montessori's successful indirect plan. Let me give you a brief overview of this indirect preparation and also a specific description of how we introduce the recording process. May it encourage you to clear off the clutter on your shelves and return to the basics of what Dr. Montessori gave us.

PS: Thank you to Jenay Boggs for the lovely chalkboard photos!

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Black Outline Masters

People are asking all the time to get copies of the black & white outline masters for our "Parts of" cards. But, the problem is you won't find them in our products anymore. Why not?

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